Manager of Human Resources


Manager of Human Resources






Founded in 2015, Atlas Growers is a Canadian medical cannabis production company located near Edmonton, Alberta. We strive to improve people's lives by producing premium, pharmaceutically viable cannabis flower and related cannabis products while simultaneously leading the industry on the science behind the historically misunderstood and misrepresented cannabis plant. With a talented team of educated, experienced and dedicated members, a growing list of exciting new partnerships, and our ultramodern cannabis production facility and laboratory; we hope to change the framework of what is understood about cannabis while pushing the limits on the myriad of medically viable phytochemicals it produces.


Our state-of-the-art, purpose built 38,000 square foot building, is designed to cultivate and process the highest-grade cannabis products possible. The technology incorporated into the building and industry-leading cultivation practices are coupled with a fully indoor, climate-controlled environment to enable the customizable ecosystems needed to properly cultivate the cannabis plant at maximum efficiency. We have 160 acres of land at our disposal and are currently engineering three, 350,000 square foot expansions to ultimately have nearly 1,100,000 square feet of growing space, with the business being on track to ship our first products in November 2018.


We have set a priority to facilitate further scientific research on medical cannabis through strategic partnerships with local agricultural professionals, Canadian universities, and international horticulture experts. The goal of this research is to provide clinical, reliable data to Canadians and the world as this nascent industry evolves. By doing so, Atlas offers opportunities for healing and hope.


This is a rare and immense opportunity for anyone looking to get in on the ground floor of a premium, large-scale medical cannabis producer. With it, you'll get the chance to directly impact a burgeoning industry and work with other highly motivated individuals in creating its identity. If you believe in our mission, and know you can offer the type of passion, knowledge, and expertise necessary for this position, we'd like to hear from you.

Job Summary

Reporting to the executive team, the Human Resources Manager oversees all aspects of our HR practices and processes; specifically recruitment, selection, and employee engagement. Support Atlas' business needs and ensure the proper implementation of company strategy and objectives. Promote corporate values and enable success through job design, recruitment, performance management, training & development, and talent management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy
  • Manage the recruitment and selection process
  • Support current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation, and preservation of human capital
  • Develop and monitor overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization
  • Nurture a positive working environment
  • Oversee and manage a performance appraisal system that drives high performance
  • Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues
  • Maintain pay plan and benefits program
  • Assess training needs to apply and monitor training programs
  • Report to management and provide decision support through HR metrics
  • Ensure legal compliance throughout HR management

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor's or Masters degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Proven working experience in HR
  • People oriented and results driven
  • Demonstrable experience with Human Resources metrics
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
  • In-depth knowledge of labor law and HR best practices


  • CPHR designation would be an asset
  • Knowledge of ATS/HRIS Systems
  • Experience with psychometrics

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain rapport with all levels of the organization quickly
  • Ability to be flexible, in keeping with the needs of our growing company and cannabis industry
  • Proactive in recognizing and identifying need and opportunities for improvement
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thinker
  • Results-oriented professional with a high degree of initiative and autonomy
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and a passion for developing staff
  • Ability to delegate and follow-up on team accountabilities to ensure completion of projects
  • Highly organized and able to manage a high volume of work in a high energy environment
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with a high level of accuracy
  • Solid time management skills and ability to manage conflicting priorities to meet deadlines
  • Uphold confidentiality, ethics, and demonstrate a high level of discretion at all times
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Must pass a basic security clearance